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Sailesh Tiwari

Senior Economist

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Sailesh Tiwari is a senior economist for the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank. He is a global lead for the solutions group on Distributional Impacts of Fiscal and Social Policies and also supports the Bank’s engagement in the measurement and analysis of the drivers of poverty and inequality in the South Asia Region. He has led the Bank’s engagements on poverty and equity issues in Indonesia, South Caucasus, Yemen and Nepal in his earlier roles.

During his time at the Bank, Sailesh has contributed to several development policy operations and investment projects, led and managed large multi-sectoral knowledge and technical assistance programs and contributed to and authored several influential reports that have informed policies and shaped World Bank operations. Notable recent outputs include Beyond Unicorns: Harnessing Digital Technologies for Inclusion in Indonesia, Time to ACT: Realizing Indonesia’s Urban Potential, and Aspiring Indonesia: Expanding the Middle Class. Sailesh holds a PhD in Economics from Brown University.